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New BosTix booth opens

Posted by Doug Most  March 31, 2011 05:27 PM

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hair.jpgThe best thing about the BosTix booths in Boston is, of course, the cheap tickets to some of Boston's best concerts, shows and exhibits. The worst thing, perhaps, has been that you had to come flush with cash. No credit cards accepted.

Not anymore. A new Faneuil Hall BosTix booth with a $430,000 facelift was unveiled Thursday and among the changes is that they are now accepting credit cards. Now you can show up on the same day as the event, and with a quick swipe walk away with half-price tickets. Among the big names there Thursday were Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and Grandma from the Big Apple Circus. (see photo from the ribbon cutting below)

007_ribbon03b.jpg"We started off seeing the booth as a renovation, but it really was a reimagining," said ArtsBoston director Catherine Peterson, whose organization owns the booths at Faneuil Hall and Copley Square. "We wanted to remove any barrier we could to people enjoying theater, dance and music. We want people to go more often."

There are other changes to the 31-year old Faneuil Hall booth, as well, including new digital signs, all of which Peterson talked about in this interview in the Globe a few weeks ago.

If none of this inspires you to go get cultured, maybe this video will. He's playing at Scullers Jazz Club next month and tickets are available at BosTix for $20.  

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